Le Sporting, Monte Carlo
14 May 2016
Lot 210

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster


€128,800 EUR | Sold

Monaco | Monte Carlo, Monaco



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  • 2002 PCGB National Champion and multiple concours winner
  • Only 26,300 original miles; four owners from new
  • One of only 139 right-hand drive Speedsters
  • Includes original books and tools
  • Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

217 bhp, 3,164 cc SOHC air-cooled aluminium horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with DME Motronic 2 electronic fuel injection, five-speed manual transaxle, independent front suspension with MacPherson struts, lower A-arms, torsion bars, and an anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms, transverse torsion bars, and an anti-roll bar, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with four-piston aluminium callipers. Wheelbase: 2,273 mm

Based on the Porsche 911 SC Cabriolet, the limited-production Speedster recalled the minimalist 356 of the 1950s that has become an icon of the sports car world. Just 2,104 Speedsters were built for the 1989 model year; with a few exceptions, they wore wide “Turbo-look” bodywork. All were fitted with a thin “emergency” cloth roof that attached to a cut-down windscreen à la its 356 predecessor. Rear seats were deleted, making the new Speedster a true two-seater, with the rear storage area covered by a twin-humped fiberglass tonneau. The factory had hoped that these minimalist Speedsters would be raced, but most were quickly snapped up by collectors.

Of the limited production, only 139 right-hand drive Speedsters were built, and this example is one of just 64 allotted to Porsche Cars Great Britain. Delivered to its first owner, Michael Flannery, by Maltin Car Concessionaires in Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom, on 8 June 1989, this stunning Speedster is finished in Grand Prix White with colour-matched Fuchs light-alloy spoked wheels, a Linen leather interior, and a black hood. The thick Linen carpeting compliments the black-piped leather seats. Even the shift knob is of matching leather. Nigel Graham, Hugh Doherty, and the consignor are noted as subsequent owners.

Shown extensively by its several owners at various Porsche Club of Great Britain and other Concours d’Elegance from 1991 through 2005, this matching-numbers Speedster proved to be a consistent award winner, scoring fifteen 1st places and eighteen 2nd places and often claiming People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice awards. It has been featured in over a dozen enthusiast magazines and was the cover car for 911 and Porsche World’s winter 1991 issue. It was also featured on the cover of Porsche Post magazine in September 2002 and December 2005.

Fitted with tinted glass, a Blaupunkt Toronto SQR46 multi-speaker stereo system with an uprated amplifier, electrically adjustable sport seats, fog lights integrated into the front valance, and a velour-lined trunk compartment, the car has been properly maintained from new by marque specialists, as attested by its warranty and service stamps. The car carries 20 tax discs and 17 MOT inspection certificates.

Having recorded a remarkably low 26,300 miles at the time of cataloguing, it presents in virtually as-new condition and is ready for show or highway touring. It is supplied with all of its original documentation and manuals, including the rare Speedster supplement, concours entry forms and scoring sheets, and correspondence between the first owner and Porsche Cars Great Britain. Included are two sets of keys; a pristine tool roll, including a tire pressure gauge; its original collapsible spare tire; a jack; and a correct air compressor.

The Porsche enthusiast seeking the very best 911 Speedster need look no further.

1991Thames Valley PCGB2nd
1991Thames Valley PCGBMembers' Choice
1992Thames Valley PCGB1st
1992Thames Valley PCGBMembers' Choice
1992PCGB National Day meet1st in Class
1992PCGB National Day meet1st, Street Class
1994Thames Valley PCGB1st
1994PCGB National Day meet2nd, Street Class
1994PCGB National Day meet1st, Regional
1995Thames Valley PCGB1st
1999Thames Valley PCGB2nd, Visitors' Class
1999Cambs & Beds PCGB2nd, Visitors' Class
1999PCGB Highclere National Day2nd, Contemporary Class
1999East Midlands PCGB2nd, Pre-964 Air-cooled Class
1999Lancashire & Cumbria PCGB2nd, Meister Class
1999Lancashire & Cumbria PCGBCompetitors' Choice
1999Lincolnshire & Humberside PCGB2nd, Members' Choice
1999Lincolnshire & Humberside PCGB2nd, Visitors' Class
2000Three Regions PCGB Bowood 1st, Visitors' Class
2000East Midlands PCGB2nd, pre-964 Air-cooled Class
2000West Midlands PCGB2nd, Visitors' Class
2001East Midlands PCGB2nd, pre-964 Air-cooled Class
2001Norfolk & Wavenly PCGB1st, Air-cooled Class
2001PCGB Highclere National Day3rd, Contemporary Class
2002Three Regions PCGB Bowood 2nd, Visitors' Class
2002PCGB Bramham Park National Day1st, Contemporary Class
2002PCGB Bramham Park National DayOverall Concours Champion
2002East Midlands PCGB2nd, pre-964 Air-cooled Class
2003VW Club Stanford Hall1st, Porsche Air-cooled Class
2003PCGB Bowood Tri-Region 1st ,Visitors' Class
2003PCGB Bowood Tri-Region 1st, Overall Meister Class
2003 PCGB Hants & Wilts Speedster Register1st Concours
2003PCGB Eynsham Hall National Day2nd, Contemporary Class
2004PCGB West Midlands Region1st, Visitors' Class
2005VW Club Stanford Hall2nd, Porsche Air-cooled Class
2005Porsche & Polo Kirtlington1st, Premier Class
2005PCGB Brands Hatch National Day2nd, Contemporary Class